I am a Cardiac patient. I had single bypass in 2009 at the age of 48. I am now 52. I'm in good health, not to much over-weight (I'm 5'8" and about 180) but I carry it well.
I didn't have a heart attack so I don't have any heart muscle damage. I'm on lisinopril for hyptertension and Metoprolol to regulate heart rate.
I had an angiogram about 3 months ago and they gave me a clean bill of health; the heart looks good and the graft looks good.
Normally, I have hypertension. Even on my meds, it's not uncommon for my BP to hit 150/90.
This morning, I woke up and checked my email first thing. While reading the screen, I started feeling "funny". Couldn't focus on the screen. Shortly after, I started sweating and my vision began to fade.
I put on my BP cuff and took my BP. It was around 77/42. I didn't really have any other symptoms other than the back of my neck was stiff/sore and I almost felt a little nauseous. My vision was like "grayed out"...I knew I was on the verge of losing consciousness.
I called a friend to come and take me to the ER. By the time she shot here, I had started to recover. I drank some salt water to get my BP back up and it seemed to help. Got it back up to 128/80.
My question is, what kind of event was this? I haven't been sleeping very well; 4-5 hours a night, max. could this have been a heart attack?View Thread